Dr. Brown was a classroom teacher for 11 years before becoming an administrator. After serving as an administrator for seven years, Dr. Brown decided to shift gears in her career and return to the classroom in order to better develop instructional materials for teachers to use with students. Currently, Dr. Brown is a middle school math teacher at a STEM school within Chicago Public Schools (CPS). She enjoys designing project based learning opportunities for students to construct knowledge for themselves. She makes the activities she designs within the projects and units of study available to other teachers via Teachers Pay Teachers and her blog. Dr. Brown also teaches collegiate math courses as an adjunct instructor for local universities.
Dr. Brown served as an assistant principal for three years at an elementary school in Gary, IN. She supported over 35 teachers, 20 paraprofessionals, and 700 students and their parents. She assisted the principal in leading the school to achieving Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) two of the three years she served as assistant principal.
For four years, Dr. Brown served as an IT Program Manager for CPS. In this capacity, Dr. Brown was able to use her project management skills along with her teaching background to develop technology integration professional development for teachers. Her major achievement was migrating 30,000 end users from a native email system to a more collaborative, online solution. The training program she implemented led to increasing daily teacher usage from 8% to 80%.